or in·tri·guant

[ in-tri-guhnt; French an-tree-gahn ]

noun,plural in·tri·gants [in-tri-guhnts; French an-tree-gahn]. /ˈɪn trɪ gənts; French ɛ̃ triˈgɑ̃/.
  1. a person who engages in intrigue or intrigues.

Origin of intrigant

1775–85; <French <Italian intrigante, present participle of intrigare to intrigue Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use intrigant in a sentence

  • Thus, though generally esteemed an able diplomatist, he had the cunning of the intriguant, and not the providence of a statesman.

    Rienzi | Edward Bulwer Lytton
  • There is the truth; they wish to make him out a political intriguant.

  • As for Fanny, there was nothing of the intriguant about her.

    Fanny Herself | Edna Ferber
  • But he was essentially—here is the secret—essentially an intriguant.

    Godolphin, Complete | Edward Bulwer-Lytton

British Dictionary definitions for intrigant



/ (ˈɪntrɪɡənt, French ɛ̃triɡɑ̃) /

  1. archaic a person who intrigues; intriguer

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